Forester RPF (Forester)

Full Time

  Humboldt Redwood Company

  Scotia, California, United States

Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) was formed in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. Humboldt Redwood consists of forestry as well as lumber manufacturing and distribution operations. Humboldt Redwoods forestry operations include approximately 327 square miles (209,300 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestlands. Our forestlands are located about five hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Humboldt County, California.  Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) provide rewarding career opportunities in forestry and wildlife with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. 

HRC is seeking a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) to join its forestry team.  This is a full-time supervisory position that involves working closely with the Forest Manager for the purpose of meeting forest stewardship and business objectives.  Primary duties include Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation, contract administration, timber marking supervision, road system management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the long term sustained yield of high value timber products.  The position requires working in a wide range of weather and field conditions.  The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;


  • Develop and prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THPs) including research, field work, mapping, and technical writing
  • Administer forestry contracts and oversee field operations including logging and road construction
  • Supervise forestry crews responsible for THP layout, timber marking, road inspections, and prescribed burning
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with regulatory agencies


  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year College or university and three years related experience and/or training or eight years of experience or equivalent education and experience. 
  • This position requires the candidate to possess or be willing to obtain a Registered Professional Foresters license within two years. 
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines. With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep difficult terrain
  • As the employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles, and chainsaws, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • Position travels within a local nature (within 100 miles) usually by truck
  • May require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, sleeve protection, hard hat, safety shoes, leather/rubber gloves and ATV helmet